“Islamophobia” is a trumped-up term. “Islamophobia” would not exist at all were there not Muslims all over the world committing acts of violence and justifying them by reference to Islamic teaching. That is the cause of “Islamophobia,” 100%. If Muslims want to cure “Islamophobia,” they should work to end that violence and reform the elements of Islamic teaching that incite it. Instead, as we see here, they prefer to indulge in finger-pointing.
“Muslim awards coming,” by Mark Dunn in the Herald Sun (thanks to Knitted Eyebrows):
A VICTORIAN mosque plans to bestow awards on Australians they believe are Islamophobes — politicians, community leaders or media identities they categorise as hostile to Muslims.
The Brunswick-based Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah Association has unveiled what it calls its annual “Islamophobia Award for the worst Islamophobes in Australia”.
Likely to be near the top on the group’s list of nominees is Pauline Hanson, who has come under fire from the mosque and other Muslims for her recent call for a “moratorium on any more Muslims coming into Australia”.
Mosque leader Sheik Mohammed Omran, who teaches a fundamentalist minority form of Islam, has previously been questioned about his views on international jihad but he has condemned terrorism in Australia.
The Australian award follows a similar initiative in Britain where the Islamic Human Rights Commission imposed its Annual Islamophobia Awards on politicians including Australian Prime Minister John Howard, then British PM Tony Blair and US President George W. Bush.